Airbnb Gets Swanky With Chateaus and Beach Homes Costing Up to $1 Million Weekly

Airbnb is making a bigger push for luxury travelers who want to say in French chateaus, Moroccan villas, and South African beach houses with infinity pools. The company unveiled a service called Luxe on Tuesday featuring more than 2,000 high-end homes for users with expensive tastes. The company sends inspectors to check whether the homes […]

Airbnb’s Newest Neighbor in the Home Rental Space: Marriott Hotels

Marriott is hitting back at Airbnb, which has been expanding its reach into the hotel industry, by rolling out its own home-rental service. Next week, Marriott said it would start renting 2,000 homes in 100 cities across the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. Its expansion into the home-rental space coincides with Airbnb’s expansion into the […]

Booking.com is Beating Airbnb in Home Stays, Latest Numbers Show

Booking.com says it’s beating Airbnb at its own game of renting out homes and apartments to travelers. Since 2007, 784 million guests have stayed at homes, apartments, or unique listings like yurts and igloos listed on Booking.com, according to its parent company, Booking Holdings. During that same time period, Airbnb says 500 million guests have […]